Bail Set At $50,000 For Priest Facing Child Porn ChargeThe Rev. Octavio Munoz, 40, is charged with one felony count for possessing two videos depicting boys in sex acts, but the investigation is ongoing and police are still sorting through hundreds of DVDs and VHS tapes “that appear to depict minors in sexual penetration,” Assistant State’s Attorney Guy Lisuzzo said at the bond hearing.
Chicago Priest Arrested On Child Pornography ChargeA Chicago priest who was removed as pastor of a church in the Brighton Park neighborhood last year has been arrested on a child pornography charge.
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Chicago Sailor Saves Wheelchair Bound Man Who Fell Into Lake MichiganBrian Wiles was on board a friend's power boat in Monroe Harbor on Saturday when he saw it happen.
Bystanders Rescue Ex-Priest, 93, Whose Wheelchair Rolls Into LakeThe man and his caretaker were watching the Chicago Air and Water Show over the lake near a pumping station at the Chicago Yacht Club when they got distracted.
Ukrainian Village Priest: MH17 Plane Crash 'A Really Big Tragedy For Us'Father Roman Artymovych at Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church said there is a great sense of loss in the community, after 298 people died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 apparently was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.
Former Priest Pleads Not Guilty To New Sex-Abuse ChargesDaniel McCormack pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse before Judge Angela Munari Petrone.
Priest Accused Of Exposing Himself At Gas StationThe pastor of a Catholic church in Batavia was charged Friday with public indecency.
Bond Denied For Defrocked Priest Facing New Sex Abuse ChargesDaniel McCormack’s attorney Daniel Coyne said the former priest is currently receiving treatment and said he suffers a “mental disorder” and is a “sexually violent person.”
Man Charged With Robbing, Beating Elderly Priest In 2011Jerrell Harris, 21, is charged in the Dec. 6, 2011, attack at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, when two suspects attacked Rev. Daniel Mallette while wearing “ninja masks” after they broke into the rectory as he lay sleeping.
Priest Reinstated After Sex Abuse Allegation Deemed UnfoundedThe Rev. Michael W. O’Connell will resume his role as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish on Thursday, according to a statement from Archdiocese of Chicago spokeswoman Susan Burritt.
Lakeview Priest Steps Aside Amid Sex Abuse AllegationsThe pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lakeview neighborhood agreed to step aside from day-to-day responsibilities amid an allegation he had sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago while working at an Orland Park parish.